Mike Knudson

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Mike Knudson
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Candidate for
South Dakota House of Representatives District 12
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolWashington High School (1998)
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota (2002)
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Mike Knudson was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. It is his first time running for office.[1]

Knudson is a lifelong South Dakota resident who was born and raised in Sioux Falls. He graduated from Washington High School in 1998 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota in 2002. Knudson currently works for a Sioux Falls-based healthcare system.[1]

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Campaign themes

2012

In information submitted Ballotpedia, Knudson outlined why he ran:

"As a life-long South Dakotan with a young family, I am committed to helping make South Dakota a better place for our children. Government's first job is building a better future for our citizens. Education and economic development are the keys to that better future. Today more than ever, our children need legislators who are genuinely committed to a better education for our kids. I am committed to improved education as my number one priority. I’m a common sense candidate that is nonpartisan and will do what is right for the people of District 12."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Knudson ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 12. Knudson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHal Wick Incumbent 28% 5,218
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngManny Steele Incumbent 26.9% 5,029
     Democratic Susan Randall 23.3% 4,350
     Democratic Mike Knudson 21.8% 4,064
Total Votes 18,661

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